10,000 bed Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH) was inaugurated in New Delhi on 5th July 2020. To date, SPCCCH is the World’s largest COVID-19 Treatment and Care facility. It was inaugurated by Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal.

Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH)

  • The infrastructure for the 10,000-bed facility was created in a record time of 10 days. With support from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, the infrastructure was created by the South Delhi District Administration.
  • SPCCCH is built on the campus of spiritual organization ‘Radha Soami Satsang Beas’. SPCCCH is located in South Delhi’s Chhatarpur area. SPCCCH is an air-conditioned facility that will be cooled by 18,000 tons of air-conditioners.
  • SPCCCH has 200 enclosures. These enclosures have been further divided into three sections: Largest for treatment and care of Patients, second for Nurses, Doctors, and other healthcare workers, while the third as a command section. SPCCCH will have a total of 116 sections for patients. Each section will have 88 beds for patients. SPCCCH has about 600 toilets, 70 of which are portable.
  • The treatment in SPCCCH to COVID-19 positive patients will be provided in two segments. In the first segment, out of 10,000 beds, 1000 beds will have an oxygen facility. In this 1000 beds segment symptomatic patients and patients, those who require oxygen support will be provided care and treatment. This segment will be known as Dedicated COVID Health Care (DCHC). The second segment will for mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is chosen as the nodal agency for operating the center.
  • For the admission and discharge of patients at SPCCCH, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) has built a smartphone-based application that will be used by the Authorities.
  • The facility will also provide a center of recreation for patients that will have books, skipping ropes, board games, etc.

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